With the first phase of the odd-even formula currently being implemented , the Delhi government is now believed to be working on phase-2 of the odd-even formula. This is expected to include two-wheelers as well as women drivers.
Reports suggest that the city responded well to the new odd-even formula that was implemented from January 1 and this is believed to have emboldened the city officials to start planning for phase-2 of the implementation.
Two-wheelers, which account for more than half the vehicles registered in the capital, emit 32 per cent of air pollutants and r ank only second to trucks. The government is believed to have kept them out due to lack of infrastructure to cope with the surge in demand for public transport. Surprisingly, privately owned four-wheelers contribute only 22 per cent of the pollutants.
It seems possible that if phase-1 goes successfully then the government will have to take extra precautions for phase-2. This is mostly because it will add a large number of commuters to the public system, a move that will surely test its capacity.